Summertime with Playhouse Disney
This summer, the Playhouse Disney programming is looking to get a head-start on the block's planned expansion by integrating a new, original short-form series as well as a variety of themed weeks of adventure. Playhouse Disney, a daily programming block seen on Disney Channel in the U.S., provides emotional, social and cognitive assistant to multiple areas of child development for early education audiences. New this June is the cartoon Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?, which kicks off what will surely be an adventurous summer.
Starting Saturday, June 21st, 2008, Playhouse Disney will officially transition into summer with their "Super Duper Summer Saturdays" programming block -- a weekend highlight and summer-long event. Disney Channel is currently planning on airing new episodes of their most popular animated television properties every weekend throughout the entire summer, which includes a rotation of programs such as My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Handy Manny, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and especially the channel's newest preschool animation: Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?
Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? is an interactive series where the lead character, a kid named Mikey, needs the viewers' help to enable his pet Alligator (Al E. Gator) to better improve his social skills. Whether that include being quiet at the local library or eating at a nice restaurant, Al needs all of the help he can get. In the premiere episode of Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? (Sat. June 21st) for example, Mikey and Al go to the playground and eventually learn how important it is to share toys and play games with the other children.
With the premiere of Alligator Manners and "Super Duper Summer Saturdays" on Playhouse Disney comes a full-schedule of outdoor-themed programming. The schedule for June 21st includes: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (9:00am ET), wherein Minnie is determined to snap a photo of the rare Hula Hibiscus that only blooms once a year. As a result, the Sensational Six set off on a jungle safari to explore new territory and find the legendary flower.
Following is the previously stated premiere of Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? (9:55am ET), where Al must learn how to share the fun with their friend Kerri by taking turns and asking nicely to borrow toys.
A short while later, comes Bunnytown (10:00am ET), when Professor Doodlebunny invents a jolly song, the Bunnytown Choir performs "Are You Sleeping?," and the bunnies sing about the great outdoors in the "What's in the Sky" song.
Lastly on the premiere of "Super Duper Saturdays" is an episode of Little Einsteins (11:00am ET), where Annie and the gang are at a carnival, and Annie has her eye on a beautiful stuffed horse. In order to win the horse, Annie must play The Great Schubert's Guessing Game and find clues all around the carnival to discover which ride is the Great Schubert's favorite.
In news related to Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney, the week following the premiere of "Super Duper Summer Saturdays," the programming block will get just a tad bit goofier, as it features a Goofy-themed episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse each weekday from Monday 23rd through an all-new episode on Friday, June 27th.
The new episode, titled "Mickey's Art Show," finds the gang preparing for Mickey's arts and crafts show; everyone's pitching in, except Goofy that is, because he's having some trouble as to what exactly he should do for his art project. Mickey and pals get Goofy painting, sculpting and drawing – and eventually he discovers that, while his art doesn't turn out like everyone else's, it perfectly expresses who he is – spontaneous, unpredictable and… well, goofy.
The schedule for Goofy Week is as follows: "Goofy's Hat" (June 23rd), "Fancy Dancin' Goofy" (June 24th), "Goofy in Training" (June 25th), "Goofy Baby" (June 26th), and the new episode, "Mickey's Art Show" (Friday, June 27th). All of the episodes air on Playhouse Disney at 8:30am ET/PT.
Source: http://www.animationinsider.net/arti...articleID=1750 .